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Senegal | Study finds chimps in Nikolo-Koba NP benefit from conservation activities

The West African chimpanzee population has declined by nearly 80 percent in recent decades. Habitat loss is threatening their livelihoods across the continent, and especially in Senegal, where corporate mining has started eating up land in recent years.


The geographical distribution of West African chimps overlaps almost perfectly with gold and iron ore deposits, and unfortunately for the chimps, mining is a key piece of the country’s development strategy, said Stacy Lindshield, a biological anthropologist at Purdue University.


https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2019/Q1/in-developing-nations,-national-parks-could-save-endangered-species.html

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